Duff Spafford 1936-2014

Dufferin was born March 18, 1936 at his grandfather's homestead near Weyburn, Saskatchewan.

While working at the Prince Albert Herald he met his wife Shirley King. They had four children, Sarah, Peter, David and Paul.

As a student at the University of Saskatchewan he was the editor of the Sheaf in 1956-57. After graduation he went on to study at the London School of Economics. He returned to the University of Saskatchewan and taught Political Science. Over his forty years as a professor at the University he made notable contributions in political studies and continued contributing in different areas even in retirement.

Besides his academic interest he was full of ideas and had many interests among them; sports, books, collecting archival materials, and gardening.

Duff was one of the founding members of the Saskatchewan Perennial Society and served as Treasurer on the board from 1988 to 1990. While on the board he helped this fledgling organization with its Constitution and By-laws, and on occasion also contributed to its newsletter. One of his articles is Daylilies.

To learn more about Duff's endeavors at the University you can check out the University of Saskatchewan -University Library webpage.